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Trattoria L'incontro
Trattoria L'incontro

Trattoria L'incontro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://trattorialincontro.com
  • Email: lincontro@hotmail.com
  • Phone: (718) 721-3532
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch/Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 1:00pm -10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Rocco Sacramone
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer private dining experience from 15 to 40 people in our private room or our beautiful wine bar which seats maximum 75 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Vincent Bizati (718) 721-3532
  • Entertainment: We have a harpist on Tuesday nights from 6:30 until 10:00pm and a mandolinist Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday nights from 6:30pm until 10:00pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ditmars Blvd
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Trattoria L'incontro is located near the last stop of N train in Astoria, Queens.
A word from Trattoria L'incontro
Thank you for choosing a top Zagat rated, very popular, Michelin star Italian restaurant in New York, Trattoria L'incontro. It will be an honor and pleasure having you as our guest in our establishment where customers enjoy superb meals prepared by chef and owner Rocco Sacramone and are treated as kings and queens.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "We have visited Trattoria L'incontro twice and both times have been incredible. Not only the food, but the total experience. Feels like you have taken a trip to Italy. Short subway ride to Astoria well worth it and better than anything in Manhattan. Our recent visit was with our children and they wanted a basic pepperoni pizza. They generally serve specialty Italian pizzas, not traditional kids pepperoni, so they went next door and picked up pepperoni so they could make our kids a pepperoni pizza. We have had stuffed grouper, veal osso buco and Dover sole. All have been very fresh and flavorful. Everything is great. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "One of the best Italian restaurants around. Try it, you'll love it."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "This was not my first time dining here, however it was the first time I found the food to be sub par. Being a Saturday night, it was completely packed and considering its large, open dining area I felt like I had walked into an unruly high school cafeteria. That being said, I would still give the place another chance , just on an evening during the week. When they're on top of their game, you can't beat the food and generally the service. (No real complaints about our waiter, he did his best in a circus atmosphere.)"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food here is always fresh delicious and innovative. I could eat here everyday."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "This is a fabulous restaurant with wonderful food. We go there from White Plains. Twice we've had very slow service from what must be an overwhelmed kitchen as the restaurant is big and packed. We were there for 2 hours before we had entrees, including the 20 minutes we waited for a table past our res time, They are the nicest people, and were once again very caring and apologetic. Comped us for my husband's wine, my dessert and coffee. Yum, yum, yum though! I'd say you must go but then we'd be waiting even longer!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This restaurant has the most amazing long list of specials. I don't know how the waiters do it but they recite it from memory. This is a great restaurant. Always so many thing I want to try so will always be up to coming back. Good food, great service and a great time!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I have been here twice now and both times it was outstanding. Great food, great service, a good wine list...Manhattan-quality Italian in Astoria. And Oh, the pistachio creme bulee!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We went there for my fiancé's bday, he likes italian food ,of course he is Italian , the place we felled petty comforterble , services was great , we thought the food was good but not excellent ,the table was slightly small for 4 people .otherwise the atmosphere of the restaurant was very enjoyable ."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We have been going here for 15 years and as hard as it is to believe we have never had a bad meal or poor service. You are always made to feel welcome no mater if you are a regular or it is your first time. Food is great, service is top shelf."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Trattoria L'Incontro is one of the best Italian restaurants in Queens. Valet parking, so no worries there. Extensive list of specials every night, recited perfectly by the wait staff, so many good ones, hard to choose. We shared appetizers of stuffed zucchini flowers, mouth watering tender homemade ravioli stuffed w/apples & cheese w/butter sage sauce & a stuffed artichoke. For entee 2 of us had a pasta special, tagliarini w/lobster & broccoli rabe in a light tomato mascarpone sauce with a touch of mint, absolutely delicious! I cannot say enough about this restaurant, especially the service. Perfect spot for a special occasion, or just a romantic dinner. You will not be disappointed!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "I brought my wife to L'Incontro for her birthday dinner. We've dined here many times, and we've never had a bad meal here. For appetizers, she raved about the lobster salad, and I enjoyed the yellowfin tuna carpaccio (both specials that day). We also ordered off the specials menu for dinner. She had the pork osso buco with gnocchi; I had a wonderful T-bone-style veal chop topped with mushrooms. For dessert, we had the tiramisu and the pistachio creme brulee. The evening's only minor disappointments were the creme brulee (served cold from a fridge, rather than having been caramelized just before serving), and that we ordered tawny port with our dessert, but were served ruby port and were told it was all they had."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We always return to L'Incontro for dinners, special occasions and just for the friendly, wonderful service not to mention the outstanding food. It's like eating in someone's kitchen and that someone is Rocco."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Started off with calamari , very tough to chew and poor rubbery taste. Veal chop has zero taste as well. Did care for the mushroom surprise ontop of the chop. Cannoli was great, serivce was good, Maybe I picked the wrong thing to eat that night ?"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Outstanding in all respects. Be aware they serve only wine and beer. Come for the food and the service, both are exceptional."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "for a first time dining experience the meal was very good and the service excellent. overall a very relaxed and enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "It was ok, aside from the waiter mumbling "o shyt" when he couldn't remeber some of the specials."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "First time I was able to get reservations for a quick get away to see our son, in the past they have always been booked solid or you have to go early evening or late after 9:30. Was worth every bite!!!! food and service were amazing, our waiter was 100% focused on making our meal experience worth every dollar. Meal prices are very reasonable for NYC area, wine list is pricey but the selection makes you want to splurge. Best restaurant in Queens, will go back each visit and will even take a late reservation. Enjoy!!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We can't get here as often as we would like. The food is delicious and the staff is friendly and attentive. They aim to please."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "They have dozens of specials and they expect customers to listen to the waiter trying to describe them from memory without prices. They should print a specials menu, and make the experience pleasant."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I have to say, what an amazing Italian restaurant. The list of specials was so long and extensive, I couldn't believe it. The food was excellent, service was great and the waiter was very friendly, courteous and professional. This was my first time to this fine establishment. I will certainly be back, guaranteed."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Was looking forward to dining here, but I was totally underwhelmed. The food was uninspiring and bland. And to add insult to injury, the price we paid for our specials, which were overcooked, was significantly higher than the items listed on the menu and our server never informed us of this."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Known to us for about 14 years. Always great place to eat, meet friends."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I've been going here for a long time and this meal was not up to the usual excellence. Still very good but I;m used to better."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We have discovered a good/fine Italian restaurant in Astoria"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "You can't go wrong when you dine at this restaurant The food and service are always top shelf. The owner/chef is almost always on hand to say hi and to talk food and suggestions with you. The staff are professional and friendly. The daily specials are varied and delicious. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "The menu is amazing, a bit of a show. Prices match those of Manhattan OUCH! but very good. Service had been better but still good."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Never fails, food, service, large groups or just with someone special you will always have a great time. We had the baked clams which just melted in your mouth and the stuffed artichoke which was so good. Need the bread to dip in the sauce for both these dishes, I had the veal chop in mushroom sauce which was grilled perfectly and we also had the dover sole which was great."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "L'incontro is never disappointing, always delicious"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I loved the food finally an italian restaurant that knows how to make amazing pasta!!!!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Have been to L'incontro many times for Lunch & I am never disappointed. Had Lunch with one of my Clients today & the service & Food was superb as usual! Great Wine - Tuscan Sangiovese recommended by Vinny who is always so attentive. We had Tuna Carpaccio & Fresh Lobster Salad with Fennel for Appetizers, Pappadelle with Rabbit Ragu & Pumpkin Gnocchi with a Sage Sauce for Entrees which were delectable!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "I've been meaning to try Trattoria L'incontro for years, and finally made it this weekend. Even after all the build up, it did not disappoint. We ordered dishes from both the regular menu and the (enormous) list of specials, including pasta, risotto, and fish. Everything was fresh and delicious. The service was extraordinary, with the waiter, bus staff, and even manager/owner checking in on us regularly. I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This is a favorite of mine and they came through again! The food was amazing and very quick. The bread was also very good and they replenished it frequently. The staff were all very friendly and attentive. I wish I could eat here every day!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "GREAT RESTAURANT BOOKING THRU OPEN TABLE MADE RESERVATION EASY"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Always a great experience here. Food is always delicious and fresh. Great variety and amazing staff."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The food was great. Our party of five ordered a variety of appetizers which were fantastic. The main courses were equally good. the service was excellent and the owner/chef chattd with us."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "The food was delicious. Great atmosephere. I would reccommend this restaurant for spacial occasions with family or a romantic date."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "This is one of those special restaurants which is so incredible, it makes others pale in comparison! The Sirloin steak topped with onions and balsamic reduction is my fav and beats even top steakhouses!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Comfortable food and atmosphere -very relaxing and enjoyable -a nice place to get together with friends"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "My husband grew up in Astoria but we have lived in NJ for many years now. We heard about Trattoria L'incontro and decided to take a trip back to his old stomping grounds. Great experience! Food was wonderful and the service was out of this world. The servers made this a really special day."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Excellent, one-of-a-kind menu with service that is second to none starting with the wait staff and maitre d' (Vincenzo) to the chef, Rocco. I have been to this restaurant on many occasions, and their menu, food quality and service never cease to amaze me. The specials which are recited by the well trained waitstaff and are truly abundant and one finds oneself wondering what to order not to miss anything. From wild boar meatballs to veal & filet mignon stuffed ravioli, to wild boar/buffalo sausage (or maybe lobster salad appetizer), to the large, outstanding selection of main courses (ranging from stuffed grouper to ostrich to beef short ribs and homemade gnocchi), one finds it difficult to choose just one thing. Don't wait. A must try!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014